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Charles B.5

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Review for International Paruresis Association, Inc., Catonsville, MD, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

International Paruresis Association, Inc serves those who suffer from a common social phobia which interferes significantly in their lives, an estimated 7% of men and women. Paruresis is a fear that one will be unable to urinate in public facilities. This fear then triggers that inability. As a consequence, sufferers may avoid doing many things, both personally and professionally. IPA has developed a program for people to overcome this fear in small, graduated steps. I've participated in an IPA workshop in Doral Florida in 2010. During the Covid-19 pandemic, I've participated in seven IPA workshops held virtually through Zoom. These workshops are excellent! IPA has now begun to conduct in-person workshops, but also plans to serve a wide audience through the virtual Zoom format.

Role:  Client Served
ipastaff (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thanks Charles!

 

Review for International Paruresis Association, Inc., Catonsville, MD, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

IPA is the only organization I know which serves people with shy bladder disorder (paruresis), a common social phobia. Shy bladder disorder can negatively impact one's family life, friendships and career. IPA provides valuable information and conducts workshops in which participants use graduated exposure therapy to treat this problem. Until recently, workshops were held in various U.S. cities and abroad. During the Covid-19 pandemic, IPA began conducting virtual workshops through Zoom. I personally have participated in one live workshop and three virtual workshops. Through these, I've made progress at managing my shy bladder problem.

Role:  Client Served